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Project Explorer

, 29 Apr 2000
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A DevStudio Add-in that adds the ability to launch windows explorer in the directory of the currently active project
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  • Introduction

    Project Explorer is an add-in to Microsoft Developer Studio. It has been tested with Version VC++ 6 and Service Pack 3.

    It adds the ability to launch windows explorer in the directory of the currently active project. Although only a very simple ability, it is one that is very handy and I use all the time.

    This Add-In is provided free to individuals (corporate users require a licence, and should email me on the address below). If you decide to keep it, I would appreciate a simple email telling me you are using it and if you find it useful.

    Please send bug reports and suggestions to <>. Latest version available at

    Disclaimer: This software is provided as-is and with no implied warranty of any kind. Please donot place any blame on me if it does something untoward to your system.


    1. Copy all ProjectExplorer.* files to the add-ins folder of Developer Studio: C:\Program Files\DevStudio\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\MSDev98\AddIns
    2. In Developer Studio, go to the "Tools" menu and select "Customize...".
    3. Go to the "Add-ins and Macro Files" tab (the last one). Mark the checkbox next to "ProjectExplorer" as checked, and click "Close".
    4. Developer Studio adds a new toolbar with the ProjectExplorer button. You can move this button to another toolbar by pressing the Alt key while dragging the button.

    To deactivate ProjectExplorer, perform steps 2-3, but uncheck the checkbox next to ProjectExplorer.

    To completely uninstall ProjectExplorer:

    1. Exit Developer Studio.
    2. Delete all ProjectExplorer.* files from your Developer Studio add-ins folder.


    Click the "ProjectExplorer" button to launch windows explorer in the your current project directory.


    This article has no explicit license attached to it but may contain usage terms in the article text or the download files themselves. If in doubt please contact the author via the discussion board below.

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    About the Author

    Mark Wickman
    Australia Australia
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    Comments and Discussions

    Generalspeed up ... Pin
    kyung seok chae27-Jun-05 21:51
    memberkyung seok chae27-Jun-05 21:51 
    Generalbeginer Pin
    dnqhung12-Jun-04 21:32
    memberdnqhung12-Jun-04 21:32 
    GeneralGreat, Thanks for bringing it up Pin
    AORD24-Sep-03 2:17
    memberAORD24-Sep-03 2:17 
    GeneralI like it ! Pin
    Anonymous20-Jan-03 18:14
    memberAnonymous20-Jan-03 18:14 
    Generala fine addon - thanks! Pin
    25-Feb-02 0:59
    suss25-Feb-02 0:59 
    GeneralNot at All Needed :) Pin
    sajal17-Jan-02 6:07
    membersajal17-Jan-02 6:07 
    GeneralGreat job! Pin
    CodeGuy9-Jul-01 10:36
    memberCodeGuy9-Jul-01 10:36 
    General"ProjectExplorer" without any add-in Pin
    Wolfgang Busch2-May-00 4:20
    memberWolfgang Busch2-May-00 4:20 
    GeneralRe: Pin
    Member 392628-Aug-00 4:19
    memberMember 392628-Aug-00 4:19 
    QuestionIs this needed? Pin
    Member 2756422-May-00 3:38
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